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* TyrannosaurusRex: It's in the title.

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* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Corvus is murdered by Masago roughly two-thirds of the way into the book, leaving the latter to take over as the BigBad for the rest of the story]].


* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime. It's played straight, however, in that Maddox does highly illegal things, albeit because 1. He's grateful to Dr. Corvus for springing him from prison. And 2. He knows Dr. Corvus can put him back in prison if he screws up on his OneLastJob.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Part of Jimson Maddox's backstory is that he was a Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Gunnery Sergeant is a ''Marine Corps.'' rank.


''TyrannosaurCanyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2005.

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''TyrannosaurCanyon'' ''Tyrannosaur Canyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2005.


* DumbDinos: While the titular ''T. rex'' is highly intelligent, she's also a being of pure instinct - she doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising her young, and only lived to eat.

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* DumbDinos: While Zig-zagged; while the titular ''T. rex'' is highly intelligent, she's also a being of pure instinct - she doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising her young, and only lived to eat.

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* AnachronismStew: At one point, the titular ''T. rex'' comes across (and devours) a pack of ''Coelophysis'', which already went extinct in the early Jurassic. This is jarring given the text earlier named dinosaurs and other fauna that were appropriate for the time period and region ''T. rex'' lived in (except for ''Deinosuchus'', which died out 5 million years prior).


* DumbDinos: The titular ''T. rex'' is portrayed as a being of pure instinct - it doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its young, and only lived to eat.

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* DumbDinos: The While the titular ''T. rex'' is portrayed as highly intelligent, she's also a being of pure instinct - it she doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its her young, and only lived to eat.


* DumbDinos: The titular T. rex is portrayed as a being of pure instinct - it doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its young, and only lived to eat.

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* DumbDinos: The titular T. rex ''T. rex'' is portrayed as a being of pure instinct - it doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its young, and only lived to eat.



* FeatheredFiend: The titular ''T. rex'' is portrayed with a downy coat of feathers. [[ShownTheirWork Pretty commendable]], for a work written in 2005.



** [[spoiler:Even more so, the tyrannosaurus was killed not in combat nor in old age, but by extraterrestrial forces.]]

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** [[spoiler:Even more so, the tyrannosaurus ''Tyrannosaurus'' was killed not in combat nor in old age, but by extraterrestrial forces.]]


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* TyrannosaurusRex: It's in the title.


* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.



* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.


''TyrannosaurCanyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2003.

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''TyrannosaurCanyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2003.
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* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.



* NoodleIncident: Honduras. We know Broadbent's father died and Sally handled a firearm well, but no one wants to talk about it.
** Eventually expanded into (and explained in) the prequel novel ''The Codex''.

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* DumbDinos: The titular T. rex is portrayed as a being of pure instinct - it doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its young, and only lived to eat.


* OutsideContextVillain

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* WeaponForIntimidation: Biler's stolen .22, after the one bullet is fired.

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* WeaponForIntimidation: Biler's stolen .22, after the one bullet is fired.fired.
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and strongly averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and strongly averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.

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